Definition of duffel in English:


Line breaks: duf¦fel
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌf(ə)l
(also duffle)


[mass noun]
  • 1A coarse woollen cloth with a thick nap: [as modifier]: a duffel hat
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    • The hangings are made of Scotland duffel wool, a thick, blanket-like material used to make Inuit parkas.
    • The driver was white, 22 to 23 years old, with a goatee beard, wearing glasses, a black hat and duffel jacket.
  • 2North American Sporting or camping equipment: our duffel was already stacked by the cook tent
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    • Krystal dragged her black duffle and hunter green sleeping bag up the stairs first.
    • She asked, setting her duffle on the ground for a bit.
    • Adam takes out from his duffle three wool blankets and raps himself in them.


mid 17th century: from Duffel, the name of a town in Belgium where the cloth was originally made.

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